Good Hotel Guide Review
‘The best place to stay in Nottingham,’ is a Guide stalwart’s conclusion on Tim and Stefa Hart’s city hotel, in an award-winning noughties building on the castle ramparts. The Harts also own the popular Hambleton Hall, Hambleton (see entry), and here, as there, the interior design is by Stefa Hart. No residents’ lounge, but there are seats by a fire in the foyer, and when the sun shines, a front courtyard and rear garden come into their own. Bedrooms have a king- or super-king-size bed, a minibar, fresh milk, L’Occitane toiletries and room service. They tend to be compact. The best are garden rooms with French doors and patio furniture for an alfresco breakfast or brunch. Since last year, sous-chef Martin Sludds has taken over the kitchen. The restaurant provides ‘an attractive setting’, while service proved ‘very good, prompt and courteous’. Our reader had ‘a very good (and very good-value) lunch – 10/10 for gazpacho and medium rare beef’. Breakfast brings pastries from the Hart’s bakery, free-range eggs from Windy Ridge Farm, bacon and sausages from Dickinson & Morris of Melton Mowbray, home of the pork pie. (Robert Gower)
0115 988 1900
32. 2 suitable for disabled.
all year, restaurant closed 1 Jan.
lift, reception/lobby with seating, bar, restaurant, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), small exercise room, civil wedding licence, courtyard, garden, secure car park (£9.95), restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms (not unattended), public spaces (not restaurant).
Amex, MC, Visa.
room only £139–£279. Breakfast £15, à la carte £37 (pre-theatre £22–£28, Sun–Thurs) plus 12.5% discretionary service charge.
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10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide